Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup

Soups · September 5, 2017

Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup - a hearty soup full of hamburger, tomatoes, macaroni, and more! Worcestershire sauce combined with brown sugar makes for a perfectly sweet and savory flavor that is irresistible!!

Good morning blog land! I cannot tell you how excited I was to wake up this morning to a crisp cool feeling in the air. Granted it was still in the high 70’s (ok, lets be honest, low 80’s). But even still, there is always a special feeling as the temperatures start to drop. Its my favorite time of year for so many reasons. One of which is SOUP. Let me be clear, the Luna family is not afraid to make soup all year long, even on a 115 degree day. However, cooler temps are always a wonderful excuse to cook up something warm. Which brings me to today’s wonderfully warm recipe… Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup!

We tried this recipe a few weeks ago and instantly fell in love. The kids couldn’t get enough of it, which makes it a new family favorite. The Worcestershire sauce combined with the brown sugar makes for a perfectly sweet and savory flavor that is irresistible. Best part is that the goulash soup is made from standard ingredients that we always have in the fridge and pantry, which means we can make it any time. If you love hearty soups, be sure to check this one out and give it a try.

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Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup - a hearty soup full of hamburger, tomatoes, macaroni, and more! Worcestershire sauce combined with brown sugar makes for a perfectly sweet and savory flavor that is irresistible!!

Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup - a hearty soup full of hamburger, tomatoes, macaroni, and more! Worcestershire sauce combined with brown sugar makes for a perfectly sweet and savory flavor that is irresistible!!

Some may call this goulash, but we don’t make our regular goulash so soup-y which is why this is more of a macaroni soup to us. 😉

Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup:

4.9 from 7 reviews
Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup
 
Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup - a hearty soup full of hamburger, tomatoes, macaroni, and more! Worcestershire sauce combined with brown sugar makes for a perfectly sweet and savory flavor that is irresistible!!
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 4 - 14.5 oz cans beef broth
  • 2 - 28 ounce cans Chopped Tomatoes
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2 TB Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 TB brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups dry macaroni
  • garlic salt and garlic pepper, as desired
  • Cheese (if desired)
Instructions
  1. In a large stock pot, add ground beef, garlic and onion powder - cook until beef is no longer pink. Drain the grease.
  2. Add broth, cans of chopped tomatoes, Worcestershire, brown sugar (optional), ketchup and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil and simmer for 8-10 minutes
  3. Add the dry macaroni and let cook for 15 minutes. Top with cheddar cheese, if desired and ENJOY!

Adapted from thekitchenmagpie.com

Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup - a hearty soup full of hamburger, tomatoes, macaroni, and more! Worcestershire sauce combined with brown sugar makes for a perfectly sweet and savory flavor that is irresistible!!
Tried and True Findings:
  • DIFFICULTY: easy
  • HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 12
  • ANY CHANGES MADE: we always use minced garlic instead of cloves
  • ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: none
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    Sandra

    My mother made this for us kids growing up. I made it for my kids and now I make it for my grandkids and we all love it. We called it goulash. It is nice to see it in print.

      Lil' Luna

      It’s fun to find recipes that have been in families for a while!! I’m glad you found it!! Thanks so much!!

      Gayle

      we called it goulash also but I like it a lot juicier then that so use it like the recipe…more soupy like. Sometimes I add maybe 1/2 cup chopped cabbage and I/2 a green pepper just for more flavor……is sooo good.

    Don Ashel

    One of my wonderful memories from my childhood. My grandmother and then my mother made this soup in the winter. Now I make it, but I also add canned red beans. Grandma and mom would be proud.

      Lil' Luna

      SO fun making recipes that family made! They would be proud!

    Silica

    Wow was so unimpressed and disappointed. First of all the ingredients say onion powder and ketchup but the description doesn’t say where to add them in. I figured it out but still poorly written. Second of all I used 2 oz more beef stock and within 8 minutes (says 15min) of adding the pasta the stock boiled away and pasta was overcooked. Third of all the description doesn’t tell you if you cook on medium or low or high. So I cooked the pasta on medium and still within 8 min the broth (stock) was gone.
    I was really looking forward to trying this recipe and it was a disaster. Poorly written and edited.

      Lil' Luna

      Sorry you feel that way! I will go and fix the recipe to add what I missed. Thank you for giving it a try though!

      Nana

      Why don’t you try using common sense, which is the most important ingredient in cooking. This is simply soup! If you see it is going dry, just add water or more broth. Better yet, cook the macaroni in a separate pot until almost done before you add it to the broth! Add it after all other ingredients are done. It won’t suck up all the broth if you cook it separately.

        Nana

        My comment is for Silica.

    Kim

    This is on the stove right now. I was looking for something quick and inexpensive to make tonight for super and found your recipe.
    I added some diced carrots, and onions (omitted the onion powder). I noticed in the instructions it says “…canS of tomatoes…” so I went with 2 cans instead of one. I didn’t have any brown sugar so I used 3/4 of tbsp of white. The broth tastes great and I can’t wait for it to be finished so I can start dipping the crusty rolls I bought to go with it!
    Thank you for sharing the recipe!

      Lil' Luna

      Love the changes!! Hope you like it!! Thanks so much for sharing that!!

        Kim

        It was delicious!!!
        My husband is a truck driver so doesn’t get home till late at night. I try to always have something for him to eat that he can just reheat in the microwave. This was perfect for that. When he got up this morning he said “that soup last night was REALLY good!”
        We both give it a thumbs up and it will be made again. 🙂

          Lil' Luna

          🙂 I’m so glad!! Thank you so much for letting me know!!

    Amy @ Pressure Cook Recipes

    Hi Kellyn,
    It’s the same for our family – we love making soups all year long!
    This beef & tomato macaroni soup reminds me of my mom. She used to make something similar when I was a kid. 🙂
    Amy

    Jennifer

    This recipe is awesome added a chopped onion and another box of beef broth. Unless someone reads it wrong it comes out perfect. Loved it! Lunch for and few days. Thank u.

    Lori

    So far mine is extremely runny. Not soup texture at all. Not sure what I have done wrong.

      Lil' Luna

      It is a liquidey soup. It’s not a thicker consistency. It’s more like a broth with the meat, pasta, and tomatoes. Hope that helps! Let me know how it comes out and tastes. Good luck!

    Isa

    I have been craving goulash for months but I didn’t find a recipe that sounded good to me until I ran across a pin of this recipe! I made this last night and I’m in love. I added 1/2 cup of soy sauce, an onion, 2 green peppers, and 1 red pepper to add some more flavor and color. I didn’t use as much broth but there was still enough to dip some rolls in. Thank you!

      Lil' Luna

      Your changes so wonderful! I’m so glad you found this recipe 🙂 We like it too! Thank you!

    Stefani

    This recipe looks good and easy! I cannot find chopped tomatoes at the store, can I use diced instead?

    Stefani

    Can I used canned diced tomatoes instead of chopped tomatoes? I can’t find canned chopped tomatoes anywhere!

      Lil' Luna

      Of course 🙂 I would just drain them. Hope you like as much as we do!! Thank you!

    Sonja B

    This a wonderfully easy and great tasting recipe, thanks for sharing

    Darlene

    I’ll have make this soup somevtime.

      Lil' Luna

      I hope you do, it’s so good!! Thanks for stopping by!

    Mary

    Made it exactly as written it was amazing.

    Angela Gault

    Made this last night with cornbread,I must say this was so yummy,I’d also say all gone in about 30 mins.love the garlic taste! Tonight going to try the Parmesan Chicken,can’t wait,love this website..
    #sharedonmyinstagram☺

      Lil' Luna

      Oh, thank you so much!! I’m so glad you liked it 🙂 Thanks for coming back!!

    JZ

    Do you drain juice from Tomatoes?

    Mandy

    Italian seasoning… dry or wet?

      Lil' Luna

      Dry 🙂 Let me know what you think! Thank you & enjoy!

    Lacee

    Very good and easy!

    Kelly

    This was so good! A tad bit sweet, but good. I will definetley make again.

      Lil' Luna

      I’m glad you liked it!! Thank you for letting me know!

    Marlene Battistr

    Love this soup and all your recipies.

    Chris

    If already using tomatoes…. Is it necessary to put in the ketchup?

      Lil' Luna

      You don’t have to, if you don’t want to. I haven’t made it, without it, but I think it helps with the flavor. It’s totally up to you 🙂

    Susan Guillebeau

    I saw this recipe that I use to eat growing up. My mouth started watering so I plan to make soon.

      Lil' Luna

      LOL..it’s funny how our memories can do that!! I hope you like this one!

    Pat

    This sounds delicious and I want to try it, but there is only one of me and it serves 12. Can the leftovers be frozen?

      Lil' Luna

      I’m sure it can 🙂 I haven’t tried, but it should be ok! ENJOY!

    Pam

    I love the beef and macaroni soup

      Kristyn Merkley

      Yay!! I’m glad you do! You should be able to print it. You may need to check your printer options??

    Pam

    I am having a problem printing the receipe. Any suggestions?

    Christy Stanley

    This was awesome! My family loved it.

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